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The Arches

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113 George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 1021, Malta
+356 2152 3460
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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185 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Mellieha we try to eat in this restaurant as the food is good,also good value. It can be a little cold but there heaters around. We find it is best to eat in the back of the restaurant.On our return later we will go there for another good meal, be aware the steaks are large!

Thank John B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I had Christmas Lunch here. The menu was very inviting. The starters was delicious but very little, the main was also very yummy, but dessert was nothing special. The staff were friendly and cheerful.

Thank Adeola K
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Had Christmas lunch here, was meant to be a four course lunch, starter was nice, the second and third was just ok but the desert was very bad and you would expect that the chef would have come to the table to offer some sort of apology more so as we had told our waiter we could not eat it... More 

Thank Adekama
MaritimMalta, Guest Relations Manager at The Arches, responded to this review

Dear Adekama, Thank you for visiting The Maritim Hotel Antonine & Spa and for taking the time to share your feedback regarding to your visit with us. Our aim is to maintain and to improve the standard and quality of our services, were comments and suggestions are therefore of utter importance to us if ever we fail to give full... More 

Mellieha, Malta
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Arches' reputation for fine dining and excellence in service is well known and no one of our group was in the least disappointed by the cuisine and experience we enjoyed during our Christmas Staff dinner. What is perhaps less known was the readiness and courtesy with which Chef Andrew Vella met my special dietary needs with a specifically designed... More 

Thank PatCordina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Very similar to our last visit three years ago. The hotel have stopped the voucher system but the set menu is great value at 29 euro. Lovely wine menu for the connoisseur. We had rib eye which was good and well presented. Rabbit pasta starter, too filling and slighly undercooked for me, but great flavour with the freshly baked bread!... More 

Thank Mark W
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Meal superb ,wine fantastic, both quality price and quality of staff . Both fish and meats are excellent, and we will be going again.

Thank david h
Ghasri, Malta
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Still one of the classic evergreens. One of our all time favourites and a definite choice for special occasions. We love everything about this place, from the decor, to the menu, the wine list, the cleanliness, the service. It is truly an exceptional and unique dining experience.

Thank jimmy_vella
Island of Malta, Malta
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is one of those restaurants where everybody should pay a visit at least once in their lifetime. But when somebody loves food as much as I do and who believes that what is important is not only the quality and the taste of the food itself but also all the atmosphere that embraces the plate from the kitchen to... More 

Thank Life-People-Food
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

What a superb ending to our holiday in Malta. From the Asparagus and vanilla (yes- vanilla) soup that was served as an amuse bouche, through the luxuriously comforting rabbit pasta starter to the perfectly cooked steak and its deceptively complex sauce, this was a brilliantly balanced and beautifully cooked delight that kept us smiling throughout. The 29Euro set meal delivers... More 

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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is our second visit and didn’t think was as good as previously. The food was good but my steak was a bit cold and the accompanying vegetables luke warm. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Still recommend for a dress up night out.

Thank jackiemartinLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$95
Mediterranean, European, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 1021, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: +356 2152 3460
The Arches has a long history of success which makes it definitely a unique place. The Arches is an exclusive first class restaurant boasting exquisite international cuisine prepared by our Chefs. Impeccable silver service, starched linen and a sophisticated ambience will ensure a memorable evening of fine dining in the north of Malta. The Arches has built the reputation and clientele over more than three decades. Our success is based on excellence in service and best quality, presentation, creativity and tastes incorporated in every item on the menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?